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Squatters Pub Brewery

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Squatters Pub BrewerySquatters Pub Brewery
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5,112 Ratings
Place Score: 87
Ratings: 58
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: n/a
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Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

147 W Broadway
Salt Lake City, Utah, 84101-1914
United States
phone: (801) 363-2739

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Ratings: 58 | Reviews: 44
Reviews by Shaw:
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3.38/5  rDev -12.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3

With only so much time in Salt Lake City, I had to pick one brewpub to visit. Reading reviews here and messaging with fellow BAs led me to pick Squatters.

It's a big place, but wasn't too noisy. No smoking inside, which is great. No surprise in Utah, though.

My wife and I only had appetizers: sweet potato fries and hummus. The fries tasted just like the frozen ones you buy at the grocery store. The hummus was better, but nothing fantastic.

Our server seemed put off by us at first, but she warmed up. I think she was waiting on just about all the tables, so you can't blame her for that. She was very willing to let me buy individual samples after trying their regular eight-beer sampler and wanting more.

The beers were average. Capt. Bastard's stout was my favorite. They were out of several of the hoppier beers I wanted to try.

My ambivalence toward the beers may be due to Utah's 3.2 percent alcohol law. But there is one good thing about 3.2 percent beer: You can drink a lot more of it and not feel it!

More User Reviews:
Photo of AdamTebbs
4.98/5  rDev +29.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

I used to be a regular here when I was at the U of U. I love this place. GREAT food and chasing tail will always hold a very special place in my heart. I come here every time I go back home.

Photo of McAfee85
3.31/5  rDev -14%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3

Photo of cbutova
3.89/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Visited on my first night of two nights staying in downtown SLC; a much needed rest after about 16 days of camping on and off. We actually arrived here during a Mormon holiday but this place was still open for regular hours and quite busy actually. As far as brewpub beer goes the product was above average with clean and fresh flavors. We had some appetizers which were good. Decor was good and the bar was just huge. They also had a nice setup upstairs with a smaller bar and view of the kitchen. Worth a shot for any craft fan and especially those who are into brewpubs specifically. In a land of limited beer opportunities it was nice to see places like this, BeerHive, Uinta and Epic.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

Photo of LadyCraft
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Redrover
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Squatters Pub is a nice airy space with soaring ceilings, exposed brick, wooden beams and posts. There are well worn wooden floor and some nice art work and banners (Oktoberfest Banners when I was there).

The long two section bar is on the right, tables to the left. The tanks are behind the front part of the bar, the open kitchen behind the back part of the bar. There is more seating in back plus they have a nice patio.

I counted 12 regular drafts and 6 rotators. I had a couple of drafts and thought they were solid. Bottle selections have more abv, so keep that in mind if you want a bigger beer.

The food was tasty and the menu is definitely a step-up from normal pub grub. I had some tasty carnitas tacos.

Service was friendly and seemed beer savvy.

I enjoyed my visit and I think most BA s will.

Photo of psychita
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of JIMMER
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Mothergoose03
3.15/5  rDev -18.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 4

This was stop #4 for my wife and I on a 21-day pub-crawl from Michigan to N. CA and OR. This brewery visit was to have dinner and to try their beers. The place is located in an older section of the downtown area in a storefront setting. The restored building is very attractive and inviting, and the 2-story interior was also nicely done. We were seated on the second floor, and this place was rocking for a Wednesday evening.

Because of serving laws in Utah we could only have two beer samples in front of us at any time, so we shared 4 different small glasses and then ordered a couple of their bottled beers just to get a larger serving. Each of the beers that we had was brewed to style, but none had any exciting characteristics. We rated them overall at slightly above a C grade. The food was very good and outshined the beer.

Our experience here was okay, but when we’re in town again we’ll try other places. Who knows, we may end up back here in the future too.

Photo of DavidGross
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of LuckyJohn
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

It's funny how a place like this can be kind of typical for a brewpub, but somehow it isn't as bland or boring as Red Rock. At least there is something going on here worth seeing. Unfortunately, they don't have some of the highly rated bottle releases you'd want to see, as those are probably one-offs at this point (529, Fifth Element). However, there are some tasty beers to be had here. Radio From Hell is quite good. As are others. Food here is standard brewpub fair. Nothing really blowing you away here.

Considering the location to the downtown area, this is a no-brainer for a visit.

Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

cool sport right downtown in salt lake. long open space with tall ceilings and an outdoor area in the back. had about a 10 minute wait for a table, and rather slow service for an uncroded place. quite a few beers on tap, and a bottle selection as well that features some amazing beers. the fifth element farmhouse is incredible. the organic amber was the pick on tap, but they were all pretty good. the outer darkness imperial stout with the peanut butter chocolate pie was a great treat, but we didnt have any other food. pitchers were well priced, but the bottles were way too pricey. overall a pretty cool place that i prefered to red rock on both an atmosphere and beer standpoint, save the red rock reve belgian. definitely check it out when you are in town.

Photo of DCon
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Coming here twice, first time after my flight and waiting for others to arrive into Salt Lake City, and the night before my departure, stopped in to buy some beer to go (only place to sell beer to-go on Sundays by law!), I enjoyed my time here!

Walking in, you are greeted with a hostess and have the option to take a seat at the bar, a table, or get your to-go beer and get the hell out. Both times, I sat at the bar. Liked how they serve their brews in either 0,3L or 0,5L glasses.

The waitress was prompt with service but didn't help a whole lot on trying to pick out a brew. She was definitely trying to push their bottles but while they are all over $20 a 22oz, I respectfully declined. No problem here, they had plenty on-tap to choose from! Very funny how she didn't tap the handles in front of us but from a "bus-station". Wonder what the reasoning was for this?

I did not order any food here but my friend Chris ordered their Breakfast Burrito, and looked delicious! Would definitely order these if I came back.

I would recommend this place whether your with friends or family. The food menu looked very appetizing and they have plenty of beers to keep any beer lover interested.

Photo of WoodBrew
3.58/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

The location of this brewery is great...right near the heart of downtown and in a very cool building. The inside was nice as well, neat beer flags hanging from the ceiling and huge bar down the one side. There was plenty of seating both inside and out. The quality was ok...I think the beer are somewhat hindered by the Utah law of 4% max ABV for beers on tap and Utah brewers deserve props for being hamstrung because some of the beers are quite nice. The food was decent but not great. My salad look old and the jumbalaya, which was supposed to be a fav, was ok. There was pleanty to chose from for both food and drink. Definitly worth a visit if you are in SLC.

Photo of tmitch75
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Squatters is in an accessible downtown location and had a good brewpub atmosphere. A long bar along the entire right wall provides plenty of seating, and the dining area seems pretty small at first.... until you realize there are two more floors of dining!

The food selection includes a lot of the standard pub offerings, including hot wings (which were quite good), sandwiches, fish & chips, etc. But there were also more unusual offerings including a thai curry dish and a few others. The garlic fries were quite tasty.

The beer selection had a little something for everyone. I had the Full Suspension Pale Ale on cask as well as a Chasing Tail Golden Ale. Both were good but the Full Suspension stood out to me. I would have loved to stick around to try a few more.

The service was good, the waitress was attentive but didn't hover. The bartender definitely knew his stuff and was quite helpful in making a selection despite the busy dinner rush. Everyone was friendly and seemed to enjoy being there.

Overall it was a very enjoyable experience and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who visits SLC.

Visited 5/17/11

Photo of dtivp
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

First time visit to SLC, I was surprised to find a nice brewpub downtown after hearing about the Utah alcohol laws.
The pub had a very nice atmosphere, nice bar, larger indoor and outdoor seating area. I twas crowded during my visit and it appeared the staff might have been a little stressed.
The beer selection was good, obviously a focus on their beer. I only had appetizers, was a little disappointed in the sweet potato fries, appeared to be the frozen variety. The service was good and efficient, however, our server had very little knowledge of the beer available. Overall the experience was good and I would recommend for SLC to stop by for a brew.

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Squatters Pub Brewery in Salt Lake City, UT
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